From the about page of “Picatrix” (in the author’s own words):

It all started with a list… one of those ‘Things to Do Before
I Die’ lists. I had just finished college and, much like Winnie
in the beginning of the story, found myself thinking, ‘What now?’
And so I drew up the list and at the top of that list was to ‘create
a webcomic’. After all, I’d always loved comics and webcomics were
just beginning to become an established part of the internet, following
the ‘user created content’ boom of the early to mid 2000s. It seemed
like it was time to check ‘create a webcomic’ off my to-do list…
it was either that or run a marathon!

Picatrix started out, quite literally, as a dream. Having discovered
the manga section at my local library, I’d settled down for the
evening with a stack of graphic novels and a six-pack of Red Bull.
The result: One very fitful night of sleep and a bizarre dream that
seemed to encompass bits and pieces of each of the graphic novels
I’d read. That, in a nutshell, is Picatrix.

Initially, Picatrix was meant to be a quick and easy yearlong project
to better acquaint myself with the ins and outs of creating comics.
Little did I realize just how attached to the characters I would
become! A year came and went, the story was told. And I realized
that the story had so much more potential beyond the strict retelling
of the dream that inspired it. Thus began the second and third redraws
(the second was abandoned after I realized that I’d made critical
errors, both in the storyline and in the page format). But through
all the challenges, Picatrix has been a lot of fun for me to work
on… I hope you have as much fun reading it as I’ve had creating

It’s been a wild ride since that strange dream in February of 2005.
I’m excited about the future of Picatrix. The entire story is slated
to be approximately 1000 pages long and stretch over six books.
There are so many scenes that I’m just dying to draw! I hope you
enjoy following Winnie’s adventures as much as I do creating them!

J.L. Haram

Season 2, Episode 16
Show date: February 24, 2010 – 10:00PM Eastern/7:00PM Pacific